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Cincinnati, 4 police officers and Estate of David "Bones" Hebert settle civil rights action

The city of Cincinnati, four of its police officers and the Estate of David "Bones" Hebert agreed to settled the civil rights action pending in federal court Thursday.

Initial reports issued regarding the incident in 2011 declared that Hebert attacked a police officer with an opened knife or sword, but there was no sword, according to officials. 

An opened knife was recovered at the scene and the evidence that Hebert intended to attack or swipe at a police officer was not conclusive, stated authorities. 

Instead, Hebert's actions, as well as actions taken by the officers on scene, contributed to the use of deadly force, claimed officials. 

"The City regrets this unfortunate loss of life and again expresses its condolences to the family and those who cared for Mr. Hebert. This lawsuit, and now its resolution, should provide confidence that the matter was fully investigated and that a fair resolution was reached to this tragic event," stated City Manager Harry Black.

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